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The Isle of North Uist

is in the centre of the group of Islands known as the Outer Hebrides, or Western Isles. The Hebrides are known as the “long island” as they stretch for 100 miles.  The Outer Hebrides consist  of the Isles of Lewis, Harris, Scalpay, Beneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra and Vatersay.

North Uist is a landscape of fresh and salt water lochs bordered on its western side by miles of sandy beaches, and cultivated crofts. North Uist is very popular with walkers, bird watchers, motor homers and cyclists alike. On the west side of the island the road follows the machair, (the fertile coastal grassland bordering the sand dunes), whilst the eastern side is mainly water. This area is a fisherman’s and bird watchers paradise.

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps. 2015-2016

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps. Click to download

The island is connected by causeway to Benbecula, Berneray and Baleshare. Lochmaddy is the main town and fishing port on the island and has a population of approximately 300 people.

North Uist can be reached by ferry from Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy or by the smaller ferry which weaves its way through the small islets of the Sound of Harris between Leverburgh on Harris to Berneray, connected by causeway to North Uist.

Click the links below for:

Isle of Lewis

Isle of Harris

Isle of South Uist

Isle of Benbecula

Isle of Barra

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Does anyone know of any long term accommodation I.e. Croft house, gatehouse, farm/estate, cottage bungalow chalet or similar, maybe hard to let property? Something semi isolated? Or requiring modernising, painting etc.
We are a M50 & F38 I am long term disabled (22 yrs now) and my partner is my F/T carer, (I can walk but require wheelchair for long walks)
We require a bungalow preferably with level access to enter, a 1 or 2 bed property would suffice as just the two of us now, no kids, we don't smoke nor drink and are really just seeking peace & quiet as that's what's best for my various ailments, to get out of he rat race so to speak, we have two King Charles spaniels (that will cause little issue, as they go everywhere with us thus are never left home alone so to speak) but are generally well behaved anyway loving nothing more than a free run about and a dip in a watercourse for a drink and swim before going home again !!
The rent would require to be paid by the DWP rent benefit dept, but please do NOTE we are NOT unemployed thus have in the whole 25 some years we have had no issues in ever getting the rents covered, if it helps partner could look at possible P/T appointment as rental security, we will listen to anything "legal" mind as an alternative (always open to suggestion to be of mutual benefit to both parties is generally I find best long term) .
The property MUST have a bath (not just a walk in type shower cubicle as I require to soak my muscles daily) CH/DG wood burner or open fired have NO furniture as we have a full. 3 bedroomed property currently we would be vacating to take your property on, it's a local HA secure tenancy that we are willing to surrender in order to gain peace, quiet and just to get it the rat race, we would further requie a securely fenced in garden (for the dogs) a driveway directly up to property on some sort of hard standing so if wheelchair is required to aid my transfer from car to house this can be done easily, condition overall not really important so long as dry (from damp etc and totally safe (secure), and a totally detached dwelling.
We are both easy to get on with, keeping ourselves to ourselves, by in large, were happy to help where and if we can however, With some previous experience in animal husbandry, I am all but housebound now so am rarely seen through winter!! and not often in summer, we both have full clean driving licences and a new car, permission for shed, greenhouse and fencing to secure perimeters required if not already in place, as we grow a fair amount of veg and flowers and must keep our dogs safe and secure at all times, very close proximity to water, a loch, river or burn ideal for dogs walk, and when I'm able I like photography, WIFI must be able to be fitted, references available upon request, anything else feel free to ask, if you are not yourself able to help us but you know someone who can please ensure they get our details E- scotsmart@mail.com or PM me here Many thanks for reading we look forward to hearing from you in due course Dougie ....
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My son and I are planning a cycle ride from Vatersay to Stornoway this June. Couple of questions. Firstly, am I right there is little 3G coverage so best to use B&B/cafe/hotel wifi. Secondly, should we cycle up South Harris west or east road. Third, where are the worst hills! Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

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